A fundraiser has been launched for a ‘strong’ and ‘determined’ lady who misplaced all 4 limbs after contracting Strep A.
Sophie Lanigan, from Blanchardstown, in Dublin, was delivered to the physician again in December after having excessive temperature.
After starting to have hassle respiration, the 12-year-old was rushed to hospital with suspected pneumonia, earlier than being admitted to the ICU after which positioned on a ventilator.
Her household ready for the worst after medical doctors informed them she had sepsis attributable to Strep A.
Sophie needed to be transported to CHI Crumlin to be placed on a stronger ventilator after going into septic shock and her organs started to fail.
There, she spent the following two weeks combating for her life. She was lastly taken off the ventilator on Christmas Day in 2022.
The schoolgirl woke to the devastating information that the harm to her arms and ft had been irreversible, and he or she underwent a quadruple amputation.
After months in hospital – and a number of setbacks – Sophie was lastly capable of go residence to her household final week.
Alongside her mother and father Laura Hughes and Keith Lanigan, she is now going through a really troublesome path.
But her aunt Christina Canavan informed the Dublin Live that the sixth-grade pupil is ‘still smiling’.
‘She is waiting on a bed in (The National Rehabilitation Hospital) Dun Laoghaire,’ she mentioned.
‘The aim is to get Sophie as mobile as possible for being at home. Renovations will be needed to the house.’
While Sophie is wholesome sufficient to go residence, the battle isn’t over. The donations from the GoFundMe can be used to cowl the ‘daunting’ price of prosthetics and different adaptive gear.
A press release on the web page mentioned: ‘Sophie is probably the most superb, sturdy, decided lady and he or she battled by means of once more.
‘She is our hero and we are all so unbelievably proud.’
The response from members of the general public has to date been superb, and greater than €132,000 have been donated.
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